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Wildfire in Gilpin County Prompts Voluntary Evacuations

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round the bend fire map tra Wildfire in Gilpin County Prompts Voluntary Evacuations

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GILPIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire in Gilpin County has prompted voluntary evacuations in Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday afternoon.

The fire is about a half acre in size.

A reverse 911 call went out to residents in a two-mile radius of the fire. That included residents of both Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

Officials believe lightning caused the fire.

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